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Software Engineer - KTP Associate - EventMAP

Queen's University Belfast

Location: Belfast
Salary: £27,000 to £31,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th August 2019
Closes: 18th September 2019
Job Ref: 19/107776

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 4,200 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.

EventMAP’s core business is in providing tools and expertise to help their clients solve their most complex scheduling problems. Our tools offer interactive event planning, space planning, resource management, timetabling and scheduling capabilities that optimise and reduce the cost of these activities for our clients.

An exciting opportunity to work as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate has arisen as part of a 24-month KTP with EventMAP in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast. This project offers the opportunity to take on research challenges in the development of a fully functional resource scheduling software solution to facilitate the complex planning and management needs of all capability training operations within the defence, policing, emergency and healthcare sectors in the UK, with the aim of wider global application in these markets. The postholder will be based in EventMAP in Belfast, with opportunity for travel as part of the post.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Hold at least a 2.1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or a closely related discipline. At least 6 months’ relevant work experience in development
  • Proficiency in programming and experimental analyses with one or more programming languages such as C++, C#, Java or Python and experience with modern development IDEs such as Visual Studio
  • Some exposure to building web-based applications using such JavaScript frameworks such as React, Backbone, Angular
  • Experience and understanding of relational database systems such as SQL Server, MySQL, etc
  • Completion of relevant programming and technology modules at undergraduate level
  • Completion of a substantial software development project (either group-based or sole) in either university or industry

Informal enquires may be directed to Karen McGeough, email: or telephone: 028 9097 3970. Additional contact person:

Further information about the Company can be found at

Salary scale: 27,000 to £31,000. One of the key KTP benefits for graduates is access to a £8,500 training and travel budget over the 24 month project.

Closing date: Wednesday 18 September 2019

Anticipated interview date:  Tuesday 1 October 2019 

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding.

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